SOAR Adaptive Optics Module (SAM)

Instrument Scientist: Andrei Tokovinin
CTIO & Chile Instrument Support Scientists: Cesar Briceno, Andrei Tokovinin
Brazilian Instrument Support Scientists:

The SOAR Adaptive Module (SAM) is a laser-assisted adaptive optics system at the 4.1-m SOAR telescope. By compensating selectively low-altitude turbulence sensed by a UV laser guide-star, it improves resolution at visible wavelengths. The sky coverage is nearly full.  SAM contains a 4Kx4K CCD imager covering the 3-arcmin square field and can feed light to a small visitor instrument attached to its port (Tokovinin et al. 2016).

For further information, contact the SAM Support staff.

SAM Documentation for Users

SAM Docs and Manuals for Support Staff